Monday, September 9, 2013

Busy Fall 2013 Updates

Helloooooo Blog Folks! 

Well, it has been awhile since my last Blog and update! Now that the year has officially begun (according to semesters that is), I would love to share with you guys what all I am up to! 

I am still traveling with the Katy Visual and Performing Art Company’s “Books Alive!” show which this semester is entitled Bawk and Roll, a book by Tammi Sauer and directed by Kristin Miller. In this production I play the host, a yoga instructor, an Indian doctor, and a German psychiatrist! We will have afternoon shows at our Katy location as well as a few weekend shows that are open to the public (check to website or my page for constant updates and reminders). We primarily perform at elementary schools, hospitals, day cares, ect. throughout the Houston/ Katy area, so if you work somewhere and want a children’s comedy show to come through, let me know! 

I am also performing with the KVPAC Encore troupe for this next month’s show, Sleepy Hollow, directed by Gregory Magyar. I play Katrina, the blooming 18 year old spoiled girl in town who enjoys teasing the boys around. Performances run the last weekend of September and the first weekend of October. Purchase tickets ahead of time online at the website! You won’t want to miss kicking off the Fall season with such a seasonal piece as this. 

Another play I will be working with at KVPAC is called, Zombie Prom, directed by Mark Redd. This 1950’s iconic play will be a blast to work on as the choreographer and the kids are already an incredibly talented bunch! They meet once a week for rehearsal and will perform come mid December. They will also be performing a few songs at the Scarecrow Festival in Katy on October 19th and would love to have some support and love (plus the event itself is pretty fun/ cool so check it out regardless). 

The last of my endeavors at KVPAC includes a Mommy & Me class (for 18 months to 4 years old) on Thursdays from 9-10 AM this whole semester at the Katy location and will focus on moms and their children doing interactive crafts, arts, theatrical pieces, and fun stuff of the sort. Also for the youngins, there is a show I will be assisting with directing, Penguins Christmas, on Tuesday’s after school with a performance in December to conclude the class with and help bring in the Christmas holiday! Both of these can be signed up for through the KVPAC website, calling the main number, as well as offered at the Katy or (new) West Oaks location! 

On a separate note from the theatre company I work with, I also am helping with children’s ministry at The Waters Church on Mason Rd where I assist in theatrical productions, child care, video announcements, commercials/ voice over work. We also started a young adult Bible study on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 at our pastor’s house near by the church (child care provided there as well) and intend on making it a very interactive, social, and at times sporty get together. Message me if you want details on any of the above information or are interested in finding a church, Bible study, or just a social group to hang out with every now and then.

The last group I volunteer with is something called Young Life. This is a group of Katy High school students (home school & private school welcome as well) that meets Monday evenings at Midway BBQ to have some crazy fun with fellow students from the area, as well as a core group of leaders that meet on Wednesday evenings at local houses. 

The rest of my time is filled with visiting my amazing family out in Tomball or College Station, driving my carless mother to school in the mornings, attending sporting events for my little sister and father, independently getting contracted out for work on short films/ independent films/ faith based projects/ spokes model work/ event hosting/ book editing/ commercial shoots/ modeling, and of course the occasional babysitting or tutoring! 

Needless to say, my life stays busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Unfortunately, the minor set-back to all this is the lack of a working car (and AC) that I am currently experiencing, but I am on a hunt and will hopefully have something by the end of the month (prayers please) so that I can continue my auditioning and traveling endeavors. 

Thank you all for the continued love and support, I greatly appreciate my friends and family as well as those directors, photographers, and pastors that continue to use my services and allow me to chase after this crazy dream I’d like to one day call a (full time) career! 

God bless and stay vibrant my loves.

Yours truly, 

Kristin McKenzie